The 2024 Nonprofit Technology Conference keynotes are thought-provoking and inspiring. They're bound to get you and your fellow attendees talking.

Get to know the keynotes, then find out when you can hear from them in the 24NTC agenda.

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Amber Case


The Calm Tech Institute

Pronouns: she/her

Amber Case studies the interactions between humans and technology, and how technology affects culture.

Amber is an internationally recognized design advocate and speaker, and the author of four books, including Calm Technology and A Kids Book About Technology. She spent two years as a fellow at MIT’s Center for Civic Media and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and was a 2021 Mozilla Fellow.

She is the founder of The Calm Tech Institute, a nonprofit foundation that exists to establish new standards for designing harmonious human-tech interactions that improve our lives. She works on design, governance, and artificial intelligence through her position as a research director at the Metagovernance Project.

Amber was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30, Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and received the Claude Shannon Innovation Award from Bell Labs. She was the co-founder and CEO of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri.

Follow her on Medium and on Twitter/X @caseorganic.

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Sabrina Hersi Issa

Founding Managing Partner

Democracy Well

Pronouns: she/her

Sabrina Hersi Issa is a human rights technologist and angel investor committed to leveraging innovation as a tool to build power and unlock opportunity and dignity for all. She does this through her work in technology, media, and investments. 

Sabrina is the founding managing partner of Democracy Well, a national movement network for democracy. She also leads Be Bold Media, a strategy and innovation agency that helps changemakers build blueprints for their moonshots. She is a Race and Technology Fellow at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab. Sabrina is an opinion contributor to MSNBC and NBC News on technology, power, and human rights and the author of the Democracy Fund report: Toward Ethical Technology: Framing Human Rights in the Future of Digital Innovation

Sabrina is the founder of Survivor Fund, a political fund focused on championing the rights of survivors of sexual violence and building political power for survivors. She also created the Bold Prize.

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Anasuya Sengupta

Co-Director and Co-Founder

Whose Knowledge?

Pronouns: she/her

Anasuya Sengupta is co-director and co-founder of Whose Knowledge?, a global multilingual campaign to center the knowledges of marginalized communities (the minoritized majority of the world) online.

She has led initiatives across the global South, and internationally for over 25 years, to collectively create feminist presents and futures of love, justice, and liberation. She is committed to unpacking issues of power, privilege, and access, including her own as an anti-caste savarna woman.

She is a co-founder and advisor to Numun Fund, the first feminist tech fund for and from the Global South. She is also the former chief grantmaking officer at the Wikimedia Foundation and the former regional program director at the Global Fund for Women. Anasuya is a 2017 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and received a 2018 Internet and Society award from the Oxford Internet Institute. She is on the Scholars’ Council for UCLA’s Center for Critical Internet Inquiry and the advisory committee for MIT’s Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship, also known as CREOS.

Anasuya has an honorary doctorate from the University of London, and holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She also has a BA in Economics from Delhi University. When not rabble-rousing online, Anasuya makes and breaks pots and poems, takes long walks by the water and in the forest, and contorts herself into yoga poses.

Anasuya Sengupta photo credit: Jann Hendry, DLF-CC-BY-NC.

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